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Week when media laziness reduced Jews to caricatures

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04.08.2021

I’ve commented in this space before about people choosing their battles in the Jewish world and how, sometimes, it seems to me people get aerated over complete nonsense.

Let us, for the sake of all our sanity, draw a veil over the latest ice cream farrago, sufficing it only to say that, in my opinion, a decision to stop selling Ben & Jerry’s products in the West Bank does not amount to terrorism. Everyone needs to stand back, take a deep breath and put this whole episode into context.

However, I have seen two examples this week where perhaps it is worth making
a fuss, one home-grown and the other in South America.

We have often viewed the lazy use of images of strictly Orthodox Jews to illustrate even the flimsiest of articles relating to the Jewish community, the apparent problem being that national newspaper picture editors can’t seem to get their heads round the fact that most........

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